For years the Republic and the Separatists have battled across the stars, each building more and more deadly technology in an attempt to win the war. If you've seen the movie Rogue One and read this book, you may also feel as I did that the book didn't really add much to the movie. For years the Republic and the Separatists have battled across the stars, each building more and more deadly technology in an attempt to win the war. To make sense of it all, we first had to understand what made each of them tick, and Luceno did an excellent job in that regard. It is not filled with your typical action space battles, laser fights, etc. To a lower extent, the exact same holds true for Wilhuff Tarkin.
That backstory makes one think deeper about the events in the original trilogy. Galen is as reserved and scheduled as he is brilliant. Nunc hendrerit tortor vitae est placerat ut varius erat posuere. Yet more important still is the well-being of the twin infants, Leia and Luke Skywalker, the children of Anakin and his doomed bride, Padme Amidala. And at the feet of its wise Masters, Lanoree Brock learned the mysteries and methods of the Force - and found her calling as one of its most powerful disciples. Science is his religion and his innate desire to make the galaxy a better place is second to the love he has for his wife, Lrya and newborn daughter, Jyn.
As the Clone Wars continues Galen and his wife Lyra take a neutral position and focus on their research and the upcoming birth of their daughter. Steff Mogsy , Tiara and Wendy are proud moms, geeks, gamers and bibliophiles. It gave me a greater admiration for the personalities going to see the film on subsequent check outs. Luceno shows once again that no one composes Stars Wars rather like he does, so be prepared for this novel to cut into your resting time! This book shows their competition, which offers an excellent concept of why they are so blunt with each other in the film. Having written over a dozen Star Wars novels and also books, Luceno is an expert in his area and also it displays in his courageous and also terse prose.
I knew exactly who the characters were and their backstory. . Master Yoda trained Dooku; Dooku trained Qui-Gon Jinn; and now Qui-Gon has a Padawan of his own. You do get a broader picture of Grand Moff Tarkin in some of his earlier days as a Grand Moff and a clearer picture of his ruthlessness. Halfway through the book the story goes from bouncing between Krenic and Galen to a three-way split with some smugglers who are employed to procure arms for a secretive benefactor. I only cared about the bad guy and his talent for intrigue and smooth talking was undermined in the final. A Book Blog for Speculative Fiction, Graphic Novels.
He brought life to the story, even though some parts dragged for me. Galen studies and experiments with Kyber Crystals, which are used to power lightsabers. That isn't to say that this book is bad. Overall it's a fun lot of betray, intrigue, and stage setting for what will hopefully be an amazing movie. When you turn past the last web page, you get a real feeling of satisfaction in understanding more about the Erso family. Finally her story will begin to be told. But her desire to fight the evils of the Empire and protect those who need it will lead her right to Bail Organa - and the Rebel Alliance.
For years the Republic and the Separatists have battled across the stars, each building more and more deadly technology in an attempt to win the war. It gives you good back story leading into but not right up to Rogue One. Galen had no intent of creating such a destructive weapon, but was rather attempting to design a nearly unlimited source of power that would improve the lives of billions. Krennic then offers Galen an extraordinary opportunity: to continue his scientific studies with every resource put utterly at his disposal. This is complimented by various background noises, musical quotes from the movies, and even the occasional sound effect on his voice itself. Of course, the Empire, under the control of Emperor Palpatine and an ambitious Imperial officer, Orson Krenic, would rather create a super weapon and attempt to subvert Galen's work to their own ends.
Therefore personally, I would recommend listening to this book after watching or reading Rogue One. I was into the action as a result rather than worrying about who the characters were. It isn't just like the book, but James Luceno wrote that novel as well. But while Qui-Gon has faced all manner of threats and danger as a Jedi, nothing has ever scared him like the thought of failing his apprentice. It's like they created the movie plot first and then the author, James Luceno, just tossed some stuff together to make a viable historical account of various events leading up to what we see in Rogue One. Orson Krennic is a snake who even tries to manipulate and betray fellow Imperial Officers. Separated after Padme's death, they must be made safe at all costs, lest the hope they represent for the future be turned to horror by the new Sith regime, and the unspeakable power of the dark side.
You also are introduced to several other characters including another ambitious imperial officer and a smuggler who just happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, or maybe ultimately the opposite. Krennic then offers Galen an extraordinary opportunity: to continue his scientific studies with every resource put utterly at his disposal. Catalyst with its themes of intrigue, machinations and plotting might feel a little too slow and underwhelming in comparison. I would say Tarkin would be the one I could compare it with. But those who fly the Millennium Falcon throughout its infamous history aren't your average scoundrels.